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Canon MT-24EX or Macro Bracket?

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Sep 19, 2012 08:17 |  #16

ceriltheblade wrote in post #15013150 (external link)
an additional note:

I have used this with the screw from the ball coming out of one of those plastic ebay tripod rings and it worked realtively well an even coming from the tripod screw under the camera. I like that possibility less because the camera then cannot sit flat, but in a pinch - it worked.

Chrisa I see used a different piece of the ball and screw (Chrisa's has the plate), mine on the other hand, is just a ball with a 1/4-20 screw extruding from it. Just a factual difference.

good luck with yours, if you so decide to go in that direction.

They were out of the ball only when I ordered mine so that's why I have the ball with the plate.

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Sep 19, 2012 08:28 |  #17

as I said - a factual difference and not a functional one.
or at least I would surmise as such.
after looking at your set up I was thinking that you might get a bit more stability (and weight) from the plate - so maybe it has its own benefits.....

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Sep 19, 2012 13:48 |  #18

I have ordered the Ram parts (hopefully the right ones!!).

I went to a local metal dealer who will fabricate the "C" bracket for $20. I am using 1/4" steel (which should be strong enough?) It will be up to me then to polish and make things look nice - maybe get it anodized black?. Hopefully it all turns out well.

Thank you all for the ideas.

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Oct 04, 2012 20:46 as a reply to  @ post 14976116 |  #19

A single light weight speedlight such as the 270EX or EX II will do just fine, but just don't expect it to be as powerful as the twin flash.

Many of my friends use the 270EX for their macro photography. You can either use the Mount Ring /Tripod Collar or lens hood to hold your flash. See this post:​​e-macro-rigs.html (external link)

Malaysia & Borneo herping/macro tours:
http://www.orionherpad​ (external link)

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Oct 05, 2012 00:15 |  #20

I just bought a Polaroid flash bracket with ball head. …RI44M/ref=pd_rh​f_sc_p_t_4 (external link)

a sync cord and a giottos mini ball head to replace the one that comes with the bracket all for around $65 shipped off Amazon.

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